Info Sec news News Archive

New Marshall ID Sequence Numbers
February 5, 2021 · Info Sec news, Main News, Service Change
Update:  02/05/21 On Sunday morning, February 7th, 2021, MUIT will switch to the new 903 prefix on newly generated ID numbers.   Any students admitted or employees hired after the change will have the new prefix.  No existing Student ID or Employee ID numbers will be changing. From Sunday moving forward, try to refrain from asking for
Important Update for Marshall E-mail Security Services – Effective January 6, 2021
January 14, 2021 · Info Sec news, Main News
Important update for all active Marshall University e-mail accountholders including students, faculty, staff (MU, SOM, and Marshall Health) and Alumni. Marshall University Information Technology will introduce an updated e-mail security solution provided by Microsoft in January 2021.  In addition to anti-virus and anti-spam protection, the Microsoft Defender for Office 365 service improves security for both incoming and outgoing email. This
Marshall IT to participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October 1, 2020 · Info Sec news, Main News, Tech Talk
The Marshall University Information Technology (IT) department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to raise awareness of Cybersecurity issues. Throughout the month of October, Marshall IT will be sharing information from the national campaign on their website and Twitter account and through newsletter articles following this year’s theme “If you Connect It,
MUNet End of Support for Windows 7
September 15, 2020 · Info Sec news, Main Notices
Important Computer Security Reminder for All Marshall University Students, Faculty and Staff: Marshall University Campus network support will no longer be provided for computers with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system after January 14, 2020.* This notice is intended for Marshall University campus clients who are still using the Windows 7 operating system. Your cooperation is
Fall 2020 Welcome Back IT Security Advisory
This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Jon B. Cutler, Chief Information Security Officer As we start the fall semester, we remind you of the important role which you have in the cyber security of Marshall University. Please review a few key steps listed below which you can take in
“Symantec Endpoint Protection Unsupported” Notification
July 13, 2020 · Info Sec news, Main News
Marshall University no longer licenses Symantec Endpoint Protection and is asking the community to uninstall the antivirus product from all personally-owned devices. These devices will receive a pop-up notification (see screenshot below). Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 clients can use Windows Defender, which will automatically enable after Symantec is uninstalled. More information on alternative antivirus
Migration to Microsoft Teams
This change is being made for all students, faculty and staff with the exception of the School of Medicine. On Friday, June 12, 2020, Marshall University will begin migrating from Microsoft Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. The migration is expected take up to two weeks and is expected to be completed before July 1st.   Clients have
Is this legit? Data Security EDU Training Assignment
Marshall University employees with access to sensitive data will receive an e-mail message with the following details: Subject:  [InfoSec] Marshall IT has assigned you training Sender:  Marshall University – Huntington <automated-message@everfi.net> Description:   This IT WWW posting validates the e-mail assignment notification for an EVERFI course module for ‘Data Security EDU‘. This training assignment was approved
5 Ways to Make Zoom Safer
April 3, 2020 · Info Sec news, Main News, Zoom
Now that we’re meeting virtually for the unforeseeable future, the popular virtual conferencing app, Zoom, has been a heavy target for cyber criminals. Fear not, there are things you can do to make your Zoom meetings safer: Patch early, patch often. Use the Waiting Room option. Take control over screen sharing. Use random meeting IDs
Coronavirus Phishing Email Notice
Due to recent news, cybercriminals have a new twist on phishing emails: Coronavirus scams.  Cybercriminals often exploit popular topics and fears, and they haven’t overlooked the widespread fear of COVID-19. The Office of Information Technology asks the Marshall community to continue to stay alert of fraudulent emails and follow safety guidelines when responding to emails